“Welcome to the neighborhood!” That’s been the phrase of the week for customers who don’t know that I’ve lived in the neighborhood for almost seven years; it’s just the business that’s new. I’m writing my first post in more than a week (the longest silence of my blogging life) during the first lull in the first Sunday that my business has been open.
Last Sunday was the final day of the second session of my kung fu class, and I just couldn’t manage to pull off working in both the gym and the store when all of my familial employees were off working a day job or visiting their father. But I couldn’t help but notice as I walked home from the gym that there was a lot more hustle and bustle on the street than I’d anticipated, especially since it was the middle of the football game in a town that loves its Ravens. I was compelled – largely by the need for sales that every new business has – to see if the same would hold true a week later. It most certainly has!
Sunday is apparently the day that everyone wants to ignore the diet and indulge in butter and sugar. I’m more than happy to oblige! Following a large, rush order for vegan cupcakes yesterday and a growing group of neighborhood residents becoming regulars, Stupid Delicious!, www.stupiddelicious.com for you Baltimore residents, is off to a solid pre-advertising start. (Quick – somebody knock on wood!) But to make this double-duty thing work on Sundays going forward, I’m going to need a paid employee a lot sooner than I’d anticipated. That’s a very nice problem to have!
On the kung fu front, the newest revelation about my deteriorating body is that I have a small tear in my rotator cuff. That explains the extreme pain and difficulty sleeping that plagues me off and on – now exacerbated by whipping up various batters and frostings. This could get very interesting right as my stellar corporate insurance goes bye-bye.
The challenges never stop, for sure, but that’s what keeps me on my toes. Right now, just for today, I’m having too much fun and feeling too much gratitude to complain. 🙂
December 21st, 2014 at 5:04 pm
It’s stupid delicious that you are doing this and I am stupidly deliciously wishing that I lived in Baltimore!
December 21st, 2014 at 10:18 pm
Lol! I wish you did, too. It would be great to chat with you in person. I hope all is well with you, Aaron and Michael. Enjoy the holidays!
December 21st, 2014 at 5:42 pm
Yay. Best wishes to you and I hope your business thrives!
December 21st, 2014 at 10:18 pm
Many, many thanks!
December 21st, 2014 at 6:15 pm
This is amazing. I knocked on wood and I’ll continue to do so for you. Hoping next time I’m in the USA I’ll come visit your store. Congratulations T.
December 21st, 2014 at 10:20 pm
Thanks so much, lady! I hope the changes on your side of the pond are making you happy. I haven’t had time to catch up on where anyone is, but I’ll try to do so soon.
December 22nd, 2014 at 12:16 pm
You’re welcome,, T. I’m glad all is going well for you and it’s very exciting to read your news.
I’ve not been blogging much but I’m doing great. I’ve been super busy and super sick but mostly super happy. Hope you all have a jolly Christmas.